Hounslow Mayor launches ‘Gift a Geranium’ campaign at Atfield House

We’re delighted that, inspired by our #GeraniumJoy campaign, the Mayor of Hounslow, Councillor Tony Louki, is calling on his local Hounslow community to ‘Gift a Geranium’ to a nearby care home, “to acknowledge the hard work all care home staff have been doing over the last few months and still continue to do so.” Many

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CMM article: community engagement during COVID-19

We’re delighted that the June 2020 edition of the Care Management Matters (CMM) e-book features an article from My Home Life England and Care Home FaNs about the impact of COVID-19 on community engagement, and how the community and care homes can still come together at this challenging time, despite the restrictions and social distancing.

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Bring Geranium Joy to care homes!

With some garden centres now re-opening, we’re calling on the community to pick up a plant on their visit (or find one they already have!) and drop it off at their local care home to spread some Geranium Joy! 🌺 Residents are missing visits from loved ones and many are feeling isolated during this pandemic.

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Local community celebrates Daphne’s 100th birthday

Daphne Reed, a much-loved resident of Franklin House Care Home in West Drayton, turned 100 years old on Friday 31st January 2020 and staff at Franklin House ensured her milestone birthday didn’t pass quietly! With a visit from the Mayor and Mayoress of Hillingdon and a card from the Queen, Daphne’s century celebrations really were

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Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking Project

My Home Life England is delighted to announce that it is partnering with The Linking Network in an exciting £1M project to promote young people’s engagement with care homes for older people, through MHL and TLN’s Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking Project. The project is being funded by The Dunhill Medical Trust and

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A SATISFIED SATURDAY

Our very own North West London Care Home FaNs member, Najjah, a ‘Life Style Coordinator’ from Neem Tree Care Center, has been working hard to help build new connections between Neem Tree and their surrounding communities. An opportunity arose recently that was too good for Najjah to turn down, even on her day off… “It

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Exciting Job Opportunity – Primary Advisory Teacher: Co-ordinating Intergenerational Linking (0.6), Embedding Active Citizenship/Social Action in Primary Schools Linking (0.4)

Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking programme is a new social action project across England, which is part of the Government initiated #iwill campaign, led by Step Up To Serve. This programme is being undertaken by My Home Life in collaboration with The Linking Network and builds on previous community engagement work with care

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Cycling without Age Bristol

Cycling Without Age Bristol is a new, independent non-profit organisation (registered with Charity Commission, number 1182936). Our aim is to harness the pedal power of volunteer cycle-pilots to take local care homes residents out on free ‘Trishaw’ rides to feel the wind in their hair! The trishaw is a specially adapted, three-wheel cycle with a

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Connecting young people with care homes – get involved

My Home Life is currently seeking funding to deliver an ambitious national project aimed at creating a range of local opportunities for young people (aged 5-14 years) to develop meaningful and sustaining relationships with residents of care homes. This project will both help enhance the quality of life of older people living in care homes

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Stories of building community connections from Kepplegate Care Services.

Keeplegate care home has been working hard to connect residents to their local communities. Their story helps us all to think about what’s possible when asking our local communities for support in enhancing quality of life for older people living in care homes. Recently the family residing in Kepplegate Care Home in Preesall, had a wonderful evening when they were

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